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Recent Posts in Toy Defect Category

  • Beware of Unsafe Toys for Sale on Popular Websites

    ‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, but parents should be extra mindful of what toys they are buying for their children this winter. A report from the BBC has revealed a number of unsafe toys for sale on popular sites like Amazon and eBay. Safety risks included high levels of chemicals, too much lead, and the chance of intestinal blockage. Not Enough Regulation Under current laws, online ...
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  • Who Is Responsible for Faulty Playground Equipment?

    When children go to the local playground or on the play equipment at school, you would assume that they would be safe from accidental injuries caused by unsafe structures. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Poorly designed or inadequately maintained playgrounds can cause serious injuries to children. There may be action parents can take, however, to receive compensation for their child’s ...
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  • Portland, Oregon Child Injury: 3-Year-Old Undergoes Surgery After Swallowing 37 Buckyball Earth Magnets

    A toddler is recovering after undergoing surgery to remove 37 Buckyball earth magnets that she had swallowed. The small pieces came together inside her stomach to form the shape of a large circle. Payton Bushnell was rushed to the hospital after she fell ill. Her family thought she was suffering form the stomach flu. Instead, what happened was that the magnetic balls pulled the little girl’s ...
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  • Choking Hazard Prompts Build-A-Bear to Recall Over 280,000 Teddy Bears

    Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced the voluntary recall of 284,000 Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears. The recall is over concerns that the stuffed doll’s eyes might come lose and fall off, creating a potential choking hazard. To date, there have been no reports of related injuries. The announcement comes shortly after the CPSC fined Build-A-Bear ...
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  • Prevent Child Injuries This Holiday Season By Avoiding Dangerous and Defective Toys

    Each year, World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. puts out its “10 Worst Toys” list as a warning to consumers for products to avoid when shopping for the holiday season. Toys that made this year’s list that pose specific child injury hazards include the: • Twist ‘n Sort • Fold and Go Trampoline • Power Rangers Samurai Mega Blade • Pulling Animal Duck • Z-Curve Bow • Sword Fighting Jack Sparrow • ...
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  • Little Tikes Recalls Another 1.7 Million Toy Workshop and Tool Sets Over Choking Hazard

    More than two years after recalling approximately 1.6 million Little Tikes™ Workshops Sets and Trucks after an 11-month-old South Carolina boy choked on a toy nail that got stuck in his throat, the manufacturer and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling another 1.7 million units–this time of Little Tikes® Workshop and Tool Sets–over the same child choking hazard posed by the plastic ...
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  • CPSC Warns that Water Walking Balls Pose Drowning, Impact Injury, and Suffocation Dangers

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning that using a water walking ball can be dangerous and may cause injury to children and adults—although it is mainly used by kids. The water walking ball has different brand and ride names. The see-through, inflatable plastic ball is large enough for a person to enter. After the rider climbs in, he she is locked inside. There is no ...
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